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COVID-19 Emergency Declaration extended through May

As a precaution, Myrtle Beach Mayor Brenda Bethune is extending the COVID-19 Civil Emergency Declaration through May 31. We have seen improvements in the number of COVID-19 cases locally, thanks to many residents receiving one of the vaccines, but the health emergency caused by the global pandemic continues. This declaration serves as a reminder that we must remain vigilant with our health and safety protocols if we are to overcome COVID-19. The declaration itself imposes no requirements. Previous orders expired March 31.

The city again urges residents and visitors to wear face coverings for everyone’s protection when indoors in close quarters with unrelated persons. Many businesses still require or encourage masks in indoor public spaces as a precaution. Masks will continue to be required in city government offices while the emergency remains in effect. The declaration can be extended or rescinded at any time, as conditions warrant. Thanks to all for your ongoing support and cooperation.